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Build up to the 2017 season

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Marmion, 7 Dec 2016.

  1. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    Yes, but given Cannondale-Drapac's prominence, she probably wouldn't recognise the kit.
     
  2. chappers1983

    chappers1983 Active Member

    Location:
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    I actually just had to Google to find out exactly what results Alberto Bettiol got to be 20th in the UCI rankings.

    Turns out 3rd on GC and the Sprinters jersey in the Tour of Poland,, 4th in Quebec and 7th in Montreal.

    Great form for possibly the 3 most insignificant World Tour races of 2016
     
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  3. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
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    Whoa! Those Canadian races are the Hipsters Classics
     
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  4. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Lampre team renamed UAE Abu Dhabi and gets 2 year WT licence.

    From now on I shall refer to them as Team Flogging'n'Stoning, to sit along side Team Torture - all is well...
     
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  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    or Team BloodMoney?
     
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  6. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Akshully that's much better...

    Team Torture v Team BloodMoney

    It was all so simple when Team Evil was evil due to mad dopers and not mad murderers and torturers
     
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  7. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    It's a shame that Team Evil have been upgraded with teams with genuinely worrying circumstance
     
  8. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Bromley
    Official World Tour Teams 2017

    AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM – FRA)
    ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST – KAZ)
    BMC RACING TEAM (BMC – USA)
    BORA – HANSGROHE (BOH – GER)
    CANNONDALE DRAPAC PRO CYCLING TEAM (CDT – USA)
    TEAM DIMENSION DATA (DDD – RSA)
    QUICK – STEP FLOORS (QST – BEL)
    FDJ (FDJ – FRA)
    LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS – BEL)
    MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV – ESP)
    ORICA – BIKEEXCHANGE (OBE – AUS)
    BAHRAIN-MERIDA (TBM – BRN)
    TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (KAT – SUI)
    TEAM LOTTO NL – JUMBO (TLJ – NED)
    TEAM SKY (SKY – GBR)
    TEAM SUNWEB (SUN – GER)
    UAE ABU DHABI (UAD – UAE)
    TREK SEGAFREDO (TFS – USA)
     
  9. lyn1

    lyn1 Well-Known Member

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  10. ItsSteveLovell

    ItsSteveLovell Veteran

    Location:
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  11. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    Just been having a look at the origins of some of those teams, and thought I'd do a quick Christmas quiz.

    Who have the following teams morphed into (date of inception in brackets)?
    Chazal-Vanille et Mure (1992)
    AG2R

    Team Slipstream (2007)
    Cannondale Drapac

    Team MTN (2008)
    Dimension Data

    Team NetApp (2010)
    Bora Hansgrohe

    Lotto-Merckx-Campagnolo (1985)
    Lotto Soudal

    Reynolds Benotto (1980)
    Movistar

    Skil-Shimano (2008)
    Sunweb Giant

    Kwantum-Decosol (1984)
    Lotto Jumbo

    Team Radio Shack (2010)
    Trek Segafredo

    Lampre-Caffita (2005)
    Team BloodMoney

    Feel free to post your scores.

    I would have got 7/10 - maybe ;)
     
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  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    1 wrong (
    Movistar
    ) with a couple of lucky guesses.
     
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  13. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    which is a spoiler reveal, you stupid old git! ;)

    Not that anyone else is likely to give a toss.
     
  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Whoops! Silly me ^_^
     
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  15. Marmion

    Marmion Guru

    What a successful quiz... :laugh:

    Anyway, back to the 2017 season - the UCI have just announced the cancellation of the Tour of Qatar (male and female), due to lack of sponsorship.

    Could it be the beginning of the end of racing in Gulf states?
     
    Last edited: 28 Dec 2016